Wash and dry the lettuce. Tear the leaves into several pieces and put in a large bowl.
Dice the nectarine or peach into bite size pieces. Add the fruit, ¼ cup of candied pecans and 2 ounces of the goat cheese and toss.
Add more pecans and/or goat cheese based on your taste. You want to make sure that you have a balanced amount of each ingredient in the salad. I typically use all 4 ounces of goat cheese and about a quarter cup of pecans so the earthy flavor of the goat cheese is not lost to the fruit and nuts.
For the dressing, whisk the vinegar into the olive oil and add a pinch of salt and pepper. I like to dip a leaf of lettuce into the dressing as I am making it to check for balanced flavors. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss until just glistening